FDA cracks down on 'white roughy' label

WASHINGTON White roughy, like the great pale whale of author Herman Melville’s classic “Moby Dick,” is the stuff of fiction, according to the Food and Drug Administration.

Restaurateurs and retailers using the term "white roughy" to describe dishes made with the fish also known as basa should immediately cease and desist, the FDA indicated in a recent letter to the Better Seafood Bureau.

The BSB is the self-policing arm created by the National

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